Read more about the needs and what is being done to address them by visiting the Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium’s website. Also, visit the RAISE Initiative, to learn more about what’s being done on the ground.

Read about some of our past partners and projects in Small Grants, Large Gains.

Interested in how we measure success? Check out our Guide to Monitoring & Evaluation that focuses on capacity building in conflict areas.

Local Astarte Partners
© Losmeiya Huang / Leaders from Liberia and Sierra Leone gather in Freetown to share ideas and challenges during a workshop in July 2009. These partners focused on linking with one another to create country and regional networks that would work to strengthen reproductive health services in their communities.

Making the Case

Want to read international documents to make the case to somebody else? Read some of these documents to understand the international commitment to reproductive health for refugees.

  • The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, elevated the issue of reproductive health for refugees. This conference was the first time the international community explicitly recognized the right of displaced populations to access reproductive health services, including family planning. Read more about ICPD and the Program of Action here.
  • The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were agreed upon by the international community as a blueprint to meet the needs of the world’s poorest by 2015. During a review of the eight goals in 2005, a target for universal access to reproductive health (MDG5b) was added. The international community acknowledged that any advancement in Goal 5 to improve maternal health is dependent upon addressing access to reproductive health services. Read more about the MDGs here.